Jordan Cate was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. She grew up dancing competitively throughout the entire state of Texas, also attending national competitions in Florida and New Mexico. She was cast as a dancer in productions of Hello Dolly, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Beauty and the Beast.
Throughout High School, she was a four year member of the Monterey High School Pom Squad, maintaining Captain status her last 2 years. Jordan also continued to dance competitively and teach. She graduated from Monterey High School in 2013, 12th in her class with High Honors. After graduating, she attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, training in styles of dance such as modern, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and improvisation. During her time in Boulder, she had the opportunity to train and perform with artists such as Gesel Mason, Erika Randall, Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris, and Michelle Ellsworth. Jordan graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.
Jordan has been teaching dance since her junior year of high school. Her passion for teaching and choreographing has led her to Durango, where her pieces have placed in top 10 at regional competitions. She is excited to be at Dance in the Rockies, and looks forward to continuing to teach and choreograph alongside amazing students and faculty.